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ukrainian soldiers and pro-russia separatists. vehicles and tires have become makeshift barricades set alight to try to keep the government troops at bay. >> translator: there are a lot of victims from both sides, from the civilians and the fighters at the checkpoint. people are simply going to work were injured. there were a lot of injured and a lot of dead. they were shooting at buildings from the tanks for about half an hour. >> a stockpile of petrol bombs was on hand to throw at soldiers who came near. it didn't stop the advance of armored vehicles nor did the angry chant did of residents. checkpoints are now controlling traffic in and out. but not all traffic has been halted. after eight days in captivity, a convoy carrying a team of osce observers did make it through. they embraced freedom with an over powering sense of relief. a carefully coregraved happenedover. >> you can't imagine. it's happiness, deep relief. the situation was really tough the last two nights as we saw the situation developing every minute gets longer. and finally, with the cooperation of all of the key pla
is the former u.s. ambassador to russia. or crimea. it's hard to tell at this point. please welcome ambassador michael mcfaul. (applause) mr. ambassador thank you so much for coming on. now ambassador that say great title. you get to hold on to that even if you are not ambassador any more? >> technically but now i'm professor. >> stephen: your excellency. >> if you want to call me that, that would be happy. >> stephen: that is really nice. i would have cards printed up. okay. now as i said you were former u.s. ambassador to russia. an architect of president obama's reset policy there. i hear that term a lot. what does reset mean? because we seem like we're reset to the cold war with russia. >> which i'm in favor of, what was the intention of our reset with russia? >> well back in 200 when president obama used that term the first time, the idea was very simple. that we have some common interest with russia. and if we engage with them f we talk to them we can achieve those outcomes so getting rid of nuclear weapons, sanctions on iran, supplying our troops in afghanistan through russia or increas
could save you 15% or more. >>> president obama announced more sanctions against russia over ukraine but getting an agreement with europe has not been easy. is it too little to late to get vladimir putin to change his policy? chuck todd is traveling with the president and filed this report for us on the sanctions and latest from the philippines. >> good evening from manila. the president is now asleep after having his third state dinner from four nations on this week-long trip to asia. this one his first visit to the philippines as president. this had to do with a new basing disagreement. for years the u.s. used to have a lot of military to military contacts here in the philippines and that went away over the last 20 years. this is renewing it, a 10-year deal and you will have now more of a u.s. military presence here in the philippines. this asia pivot that the president has been pushing, really has the focus in many ways had been on the economic side but there's also been an expansion of the u.s. military footprint a few years ago there was a basing agreement made in australia and
to russia that we don't think are appropriate to be exporting in this kind of climate. >> reporter: the united states and europe will not levy financial penalties against russia's energy banking and defense industries unless moscow decides to invade ukraine, something mr. obama conceded might happen if this new round of economic sanctions prove as few futile for the first. >> the new mayor is injured. >> reporter: eight military observers were taken prisoner by pro-russian separatists outside of slavyanask on friday. yesterday they were paraded before the media. >> this colonel appeared tense and unhappy. >> we have no indication when we will be sent home. >> reporter: they said they were being treated well but it was impossible to tell if they were under duress. there was no need to guess how these men were being treated. they're captured ukrainian soldiers also being held by militants and also shown off to journalists yesterday. the new self-appointed mayor of slavyanask claims the european observers are spies. he told us he wants to swap them for militants he
around who we don't know about? >> matthew, my cousin. he's an expert on russia. my mom and dad, too. love you, too. kristen welker is up next with "the daily rundown." >> where's chuck? >> in the philippines. >>> high alert. dozens of tornadoes tear through the heart of the country, killing 18 and leaving a path of destruction. and the threat isn't over for some states this morning. meantime, shocking racial comments allegedly by an nba owner shake the entire league and even prompt a response from president obama on the other side of the world. >> and pope francis sends two of his predecessors into sainthood. we'll get the very latest on the ground outside the vatican. and a very good morning to you from washington. it's monday, april 28, 2014. this is "the daily rundown." i'm kristen welker in for chuck todd, who is still traveling with the president and will join us from manila. but we start with the worst tornado outbreaks this year. 18 people have been killed and more storms are threatening communities in tennessee and mississippi at this very hour. this is what's left in the wa
against russia. they will target specific companies and individuals. we have had some of this before. this will go a little further according to the administration. chief correspondent ed henry is in the philippines. critics are saying these sanctions don't have the teeth they think are required. tell us about the reaction. reporter: that's right. these targets, seven russian government officials, 17 russian companies that have ties to vladimir putin. so-called cronies of the russian president. a news conference here today, president obama said these sanctions do not target putin personally, necessarily, but that the goal instead is to change putin's calculus there on the ground in ukraine. but as you noted, republican critics like bob corker saying the president has been doubling here, and it may simply be too late to force putin's hand. >> what i fear is all we're doing is tweaking, folks. i am very concerned what we've seen from the administration on so many tough issues their policies are always late after the point in time we could have made a difference in the outcome. reporter
with russia? a key obama foreign policy adviser will be here to discuss that. >>> also, my wide ranging and exclusive interview with the former prime minister of great britain, tony blair, on why he thinks islamic extremism in the middle east is worse than it's ever been. >>> from nbc news in washington, the world's longest running television program, this is "meet the press" with david gregory. >>> good sunday morning. developing story this weekend to talk about. it's what we begin with. i'm joined by civil rights activist and the host of "politics nations" on msnbc, the reverend al sharpton. lorraine miller and bryant gumbel host of "real sports with bryant gumbel." here are the comments by donald sterling allegedly made by donald sterling first revealed on tape by the site tmz. listen. >> yeah, it bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you're associating with black people. do you have to? you can sleep with them, you can bring them in. you can do whatever you want. the little i ask you is not to promote it on that -- and not to bring them to my games. >> this is purportedly
today against russia. >> the goal here is not to go after mr. putin personally, the goal is to change his calculus with respect to how the current actions that he's engaging in in the ukraine have an adverse impact on the russian economy over the long haul and to encourage them to actually walk the walk and not just talk the talk when it comes to diplomatically resolving the crisis in ukraine. >>> it was a somber day yesterday in kiev. ukrainians gathered in independence square for remembrance day to honor the more than 100 protestors killed in february. >>> the nba is investigating one of its owners after alleged racist remarks were leaked to the press. tm tmz released the argument of donald sterling and his miss stress at the time. >> people call you and tell you that i have black people on my instagram and it bothers you? >> yeah, it bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you're associating with black people. how about your whole life, every day you could do whatever you want? you could sleep with them, bring them in, do whatever you want. the little i ask you is not to p
.s. will announce more serious sanctions against russia later today. let's get to peter alexander who is traveling with the president in manila. peter, what do we know about these sanctions? >> well, we just heard from the president, francis, a matter of a few moments ago, the sanctions will go into effect today. they are sanctions focusing on individuals, russian friends of vladimir putin, what they refer to as russian cronies. this is what president obama described as a calibrated effort to change russia's behavior. there are seven european military observers that now accords to the video are being held. they appear to be more prisoners of war than envoys of peace. president obama has a ten year tentative agreement, a basing deal where american military, troops, jets will be able to use filipino bases in this area. it will allow the united states to help in territorial disputes and crises. >> thank you very much. >>> it is monday so lots of sports headlines to bring you and our betty nguyen brings them to us this morning. good morning. >> good morning. i will tell you there are some nba games wi
sanction on russia as soon as tomorrow. because of its failure to de-escalate the situation in ukraine. for the latest we bring in fox news live from eastern ukraine. leland. >> chris, the president has been trying to walk a very fine line in this crisis keeping the europeans involved with these sanctions, while at the same time making the sanctions tough enough that moscow notices it and perhaps walks back some of the threats to invade ukraine. he spoke to that point earlier today. sfroo we're going to be in a stronger position to deter mr. putin when he sees that the world is unified and the united states and europe is unified rather than this is just a u.s., russian conflict. >> this tough talk has not changed many on the ground. the pro-russian separatists still hold a number of hostages, including eye group of international monitors that they paraded out in front of a press conference today calling them "prisoners of war." the russian foreign minister has said she will try and help get these people freed and use his country's influence. so far that is proved to either be an empty
is very concerned at how russia will respond to any use of force by these men. in the next town, artemisk, a demonstration in favor of russia. it's a small crowd although they do seem to have some support on the sidelines. pro-russians, control the government building in donetske, they had an unexpected visitor one of russia's most wealthy men, now trying to mediate in ukraine. but they call him a tak take itr antaketraitor andtell him to go. in donetske, took over the television station. and the police, such allies of the government in kyiv, stood by and watched it happen. but the largest crowds of the day were in the cemeteries. the days of the dead when the people go to meet their ancestors' spirits, natalia wonders. >> my relatives would be shocked if they could see what was happening. they would say you have to fight for our blood, in ukraine. my brother lives in russia and i live here. i'm worried my son will be taken into the army. >> she's part of the silent majority that wants peace. a majority that feels powerless to stop the drift. barnaby phillips, ukraine. >>> tens of thousan
western sanctions against russia, pro russian forces publicly displayed the eight european military observers they had been holding prisoner for three days. the staged event unfolded in the eastern ukrainian city of slavyansk, holly williams is there. >> reporter: the european military observant were paraded in front of the international media today by the self-appointed separatist mayor of slavyansk, the town where they are being held. german colonel axle schneider and his team appeared tense and unhappy. >> we have no indication when we will be sent home. >> reporter: they said they were being treated well and showed no sign of injury. it was impossible to tell if they were under duress, though at times they sounded scripted. >> it breaks our hearts to see the poverty of the people here. >> reporter: there was no need to guess how these men were being treated. they're captured ukrainian soldiers also being held in slavyansk. the town's new mayor vyacheslav ponomaryov told us that the european observers are spies. and he wants to swap them for militants held by ukraine's government
claim them on a mission to seize the lead as of the pro russia fullest. baitullah presented to the press and only two russian journalists. the osce mission in surveillance is seeking the release of all captives. well our correspondent was in cannes as been covering the event runs from donetsk enjoy this now on the line fell within the swedish as ever as we heard was released for medical reasons but this effort if they aren't budging they knew were in full the answer they eat what is your take and you think negotiators will be able to free the others as well right now to do what they're looking to mention about the swedish her. they go by the two countries but can occasionally. however it looks like the effort to using them as bargaining chips. they might very well using the action and shield ukrainian authorities from trying the city. as soon as we heard on gunmen also sees a regional tv building in donetsk we walk. what can you tell us about that oh well the report but the occasional trip to the port of them came up with it and tried to enter the building. left after demanding approach
western countries prepare to impose new sanctions on russia as early as tomorrow. eight foreign observers being held for three days by pro-russian militants suddenly appeared at a news conference today. our report from nbc's jim maceda in ukraine. >> reporter: they look like prisoners of war, but these were envoys of peace, eight military observers from the osce abducted on friday and paraded today under armed guard. >> we have no indication when we will be sent home to our countries and to see our families. >> reporter: one hostage was freed for medical reasons, but the rest have become the latest weapon in the insurgents' arsenal. "the key of junta," he said, "is holding a number of our allies. so if possible, we're ready for an exchange." flexing their muscles, militants in donetsk tried to commandeer the local tv station and force it to broadcast a russian channel. the militants left when engineers convinced them it couldn't be done. both sides, pro-russian and pro-ukraine forces preparing for war. at this border crossing, ukrainian soldiers make sandbags to beef up their defensive po
. >>> in our signature segment,ic maing sense of the showdown between russia and ukraine. the long, complicated history you might not have heard and the housing recovery slows. what it means for the economy next on pbs "news hour weekend". >> pbs "news hour weekend" is made possible by louis b. and hirschfeld coleman. judy and josh westin. joyce b. hale. the wallick family in memory of miriam and ira d. wallick and the cheryl milstein family. bernard and irene schwartz. rosalynn p. walter and corporate funding is provided by mutual of america, designing customized, individual and group retirement products. that's why we are your retirement company. additional support is provided by -- and by the corporation for public broadcasting and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. from the tisch wnetcenters in new york this is pbs news hour weekend. >> good evening. i'm allison stewart. the pro-russian separatist displayed ukrainians had his men recently took hostage. seven of those being held are european observers who the separatists claim, are a charge refuted today.
. the league has owners from india, russia, south-east asia, they are a global league. they view race relations differently. when you see something like this come out and it goes global and viral, they are looking at how the commission will deal with this. they think about do they want to be a part of something like this. the league is trying to go global. >> smith thought a boycott would not be a good idea and fans should wait for the investigation. now to the crisis in ukraine. pro-russian supporters took over a television station. germany is condemning the parading of european observers kidnapped on friday. pro-russian militias released one, several others are in custody. russian militia captured three ukrainian special forces officers and they, too, were shown to the media. barnaby phillips has more from near donetsk in eastern ukraine. >> reporter: the european military observers were paraded before cameras by the self-ponded major -- appointed mayor of slovyansk, vechislav ponomaryov. they are in no position to complain about what happened to them. >> we are not prisoners of war, but the
is very concerned at how russia will respond to any use of force by these men. >> in the next town, a demonstration in favor of russia it's a small crowd although they do seem to have some support on the sidelines russians control room the buildings. they had an unexpected visito, once one of members of the jury before he fell out with vladimir putin, now trying to mediate. they call him a traitor and tell him to go away. in donetsk armed pro-russians took over the t.v. station. the ukrainian police, such unreliable allies of the government in kiev stood by and watched it happen. the largest crowds of the day were in the cemeteries. this is the day of the dead, when people go to meet their ancestors' spirits. nat natalia warns her dead relatives and wonders what they would make of all of this chaos >> translator: my relatives would be shocked if they could see what is happening. they would say: you have to fight for ukraine. my brother lives in russia, and i live here. i am afraid of war, and a war that my son will be taken into the army. >> she is part of the silent majority th
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for the pro-russia rebels said no others will be released on sunday. they were all paraded before a group of foreign journalists early on sunday morning. speaking on behalf of the group, watched, colonel schneider from germany said there had been no wrong treatment. >> i can tell you that the work the word of is a -- the mayor is a word of honor. we have not been touched, and we have been treated as the maximum extent, which is possible, under thie circumstances. >> schneider rejected allegations the inspectors were nato spies, saying that they were in ukraine on a diplomatic mission. mayor hasppointed said the observers might be released in exchange for jailed activists. we understand that the soldiers are hostages of the situation. three members of ukraine's security service have been captured. the armed insurgents claim they are on a mission to save the latest of the pro-russian force. they, too, were presented to the press but only to russian journalists. is seeking then release of all captives. beenr correspondent has covering events and joins us on the line. wasswedish observer rele
to sterling at this point? >> it goes beyond the american borders. the league has owners from india, russia, south-east asia and it is a global league. they view our race relations in the united states differently. when you see something like this come out and it goes global and viral, they are looking at how the commissioner will deal with this. they think about it differently. do they want to be a part of something like this, and the league is trying to go global. >> charles smith former l.a. clippers player, thank you for coming in. >>> we had our first look at european observers being head. captives made them available to reporters. one was freed, the rest are under arrest. barnaby phillips has the details. . >> reporter: the european observers were paraded before the cameras. they are in no position to complain about what has happened. >> we are not prisoners of war, we are the guests of mayor vechislav ponomaryov. and we are treated as such. >> at least they were able to show their families they are alive and well. later, an observer from sweden was released on grounds of ill health.
weapons. ukraine and russia's actions. how much impact do you think those messages from the pontiff play? >> i think it will have a tremendous impact, but again, i don't know what's going on behind the scenes. one of the things you can relate to john xxiii, he also had a say in the cuban missile crisis. and because of his involvement behind the scenes, he became "time" man of the year. the same way pope francis garnered this attention as a peace-maker. >> you have a catholic president, i don't know if it has the same impact on president obama facing a lot of these issues, but today is a blessing for many who celebrate this elevation. and i am celebrating because i have just learned, may i say? that our beautiful lauren green just met her prince. i'm sorry, fellas, to break it do you. i'm thrilled for you, lauren. you are so wonderful and you have a heart of gold. and he better be worthy of you. >> his name is ted. >> ted, congratulations to you as well. i'll get back to you with my full analysis. congratulations. >> thank you so much. >>> family and friends have had to say good-byes. we
. >> collectively us and the europeans have said that so long as russia are continues down the path of oh provocation rath arer than trying to deescalate there will be consequences. they will continue to grow. >> i want to bring in congressman engel, ranking member of the foreign affairs committee. just returned from ukraine. let's start with president obama. there is talk about consequences. what kind of consequence is he the talking about? what consequences do russia face? >> talk thing about sanctions. what putin is doing is dangerous. the world cannot sit by. if the world does, nato is dead. nato has to react. there are countries in the area that are worried about putin stirring up russians in the country. >> are are the stiffer sanctions which are going to take effect, can they change the calculus. >> iran is now sitting down and negotiating with the united states in the west. we imposed sanctions on them. the sanctions hurt their economy. they are essentially brought to your knees and russia will face the same if putin continues the aggression. >> you got back from the crew yan. i u
. >>> good to have you with us. pro-russia government has released someone after two days in the ukraine. the swedish national was apparently released because he suffers from diabetes, but seven colleagues are held hostage as barnaby phillips reports. >> reporter: the european military observers were paraded before cameras. they are in no position to complain about what has happened to them. >> we are not prisoners of war. we are the guests of the mayor. we'll be treated as such. >> reporter: at least they could show their families their alive and well, and later one observer from sweden was released on grounds of ill health. others have not been treated so kindly. these three men were captured by pro-russian government near slovyansk, ukrainian intelligence officers. this is what they looked like after their interrogation. on the road into slovyansk, the ukrainian army. it is not a town under siege, but the soldiers are working to prevent more weapons from coming in. this is the ukrainian army trying to show it's in control, but throughout the crisis its approach has typically been hesi
newsroom." >>> president obama says the world must unite to show its disapproval of russia's actions in ukraine. speaking from malaysia today, the president said an international coalition is needed to avoid the perception that this is strictly a u.s. versus russia issue. >> it's important for us to take further steps, sending a message to russia that the kind of destabilizing activities that are taking place in the east and the south ukraine have to stop. >> moscow has refused to pull back thousands of troops at the ukrainian border and have denied flying military aircraft into ukraine's air space. >>> all right. here in the u.s., residents in several states are bracing for a possible outbreak of severe weather today. this could include tornadoes. we've already seen warnings and watches in several states. jennifer gray is in the cnn weather center. jennifer, we're starting to see activity percolate, right? >> yes. we're already watching this line continuing to push to the north and east. these are moving to the north and east at about 55 miles per hour. these are very fast moving st
. this as growing concerns over whether russia will continue to defy the international community and move ahead with its own troops. let's go now to ukraine where leland vister is standing by wih more. >> reporter: uma, just in the past few minutes we have learned from the pro-russian stronghold that one of those international observers was released on medical grounds. we're not sure exactly what the circumstances were, but there's a spokeswoman for the pro-russian militia that says none of the other observers are going anywhere. today they were paraded out in front of the media at a press conference of sorts. the leader of that pro-russian separatist militia called them, quote, prisoners of war, and was holding them and wanted to exchange them for some of his supporters being held by the ukrainian government in kiev. so far no deal on that front. the russian foreign minister has said that he plans to try and help get these guys released. once again though it appears the russians promises have not been made good on as this has been status quo as this crisis continues. day three right now of the
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, then they need to get serious about it, and so far the sanctions that have been imposed on russia are not serious. the prospect is the ones to be announced tomorrow will not be serious either, and, therefore, will have no effect. >> you talk about serious action. what do you think we should do. we have a point about the economy. standard & poor's cut their rating on friday. the interest rates are now 7.5% and the russian stock market is down 14.5% and putin just like says so what. >> two things. number one. what's causing the economic impact in russia is not the sanctions. it's the uncertainty and risk associated with the conduct of military operations in and around ukraine. you know the own payment, capital is a coward, the greatest pacifist in the world are capitalists who don't like the risk. let's also not forget that the economy and ukraine is going into the tank as well. so i think putin calculates that whatever the wounds he's suffering economically, temporary and can be overcome. which is why if the west is serious it needs to up its game, both politically and economically. >> we've got t
the president was certainly prepared for, and that is addressing the new sanctions for russia. kristen, what's the latest on that front? >> reporter: he was asked why the united states wouldn't move forward unilaterally with the biggest sanctions that would have a big bite on the russian economy, not onboard with sectoral with the sanctions, because they believe it could hurt their economy. they say it's more powerful to present a united front with its european allies, and to impose sanctions, therefore, on more high-ranking individuals, those who are closest to putin. president obama making the point if the united states would move forward unilaterally, it would give putin an opening to make it a face-off against the u.s. and russia. tony earlier today said on "meet the press" that the u.s. isn't ruling anything out, including potentially targeting putin himself. alex? >> kristen, i do want to ask you about that poignant moment today as the president was speaking at the town hall with university students, and he reflected on losing his mother to cancer. what did he say? >> reporter: right.
, the ukrainian navy was no match to russia's display of power. with less men and equipment now, it's hard to see how there could be any resistance if russians were once again to show up at their doorstep. hamid, al jazeera, southeast ukraine. >>> be sure to stay with al jazeera america for the latest developments in ukraine, not to mention the reactions to two entirely new saints and the rest of today's top stories, you can always like us on facebook by simply searching al jazeera america. south korea's prime minister resigned today over his government's handling of the tragic ferry sinking. he is the highest ranking official to lose his job in the wake of this disaster and his resignation comes after relatives of the victims say the government mis handled that accident and they really didn't do enough to rescue or to protect their loved ones >> the right thing for me to do is to take responsibility and resign as a person who was in charge of the cabinet. on behalf of the government, i apologize for many problems from the prevention of the accident to the early handling of the disaster >> meanti
, president obama had to deal with the escalating conflict in russia at every turn. >> with respect to russia and ukraine, uniformly condemning russia's actions. >> reporter: it's the country he once banked on building closer ties to. remember this moment? >> after my election, i have more flexibility. >> reporter: but now, obama finds relations with vladimir putin at a new low. he prepares to slap a new rounds of sanctions early to come next month. >> did you misjudge him or did he mislead you, and at this point, isn't it clear that sanctions simply are not going to change his behavior? >> president putin is not a stupid man and i think recently acknowledged that this has already had an impact. >> but you acknowledge that sanctions won't change his behavior? >> jon, i think that's self-apparent. i think that -- there are no guarantees in life. generally. and certainly, no guarantees in foreign policy. >> reporter: the only sure thing in ukraine has been more conflict. just this week, pro-russian forces in the east went so far as to detain eight international observers. abc's muhammad lila. s
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stories propaganda boulevard. that is the state sponsored russia today programme. us secretary of state accuses rt of distorting intensity of pain but his russian counterpart says it will be washington's reluctance to hear alternative use of striving such accusations. i guess that was immediately
harder for tougher sanctions, broader sanctions against russia, but not all of the european allies are going along with it. businesses are fighting back against that in europe as well. not enough consequence. he's not able to follow through in getting a new trade agreement with japan, you know, in a second term, in a world where america is one of many powers, the president can't just dictate an outcome. >> he cannot. and it does raise questions about his legacy given that he has a couple of years left. >> a couple years left. i think he's well aware of that but not going to stop pushing. one thing to watch for, does the united states start to push for a more direct targeting of putin himself? putin, personally, his own reputed personal fortune. >> right. that may be the next step and the next shoe to drop. but as you said, he has to get his allies on board. george, thank you. >>> george has a big show coming up this morning. his guests include new homeland security jeh johnson and massachusetts senator, elizabeth warren. >>> meantime, there are more stories developing overnight. he
on what's happening between ukraine and russia this morning. >>> also if you're looking for some cheap eats around the bay area, abbie from yelp will join us to explain where you can find meals for under $10. >>> we are live at oracle arena. >>> i suspect the nba is going to be deeply concerned in resolving this. >> president obama speaking out this morning about those highly controversial comments that have the clippers doing damage control. what the owner allegedly says that had top nba players demanding action. >>> this is the bay area's news station, kron4 news weekend starts now. >>> a big game today on the court between the golden state warriors and the l.a. clippers but it's off the court that's causing a lot of controversy this morning. some comments made by or alleged to clippers owner donald sterling. mike pelton has the latest on that. good morning, mike. >> reporter: good morning. you can see oracle arena set and ready to go for the game at 12:30 this afternoon. some of the dance teams are on the court. all the seats covered with these t-shirts that fans will get today but
. >> and a taste in russia that's not always known for food. >> partly cloudy dry conditions expected for your afternoon. as the wet weather this morning begins to taper off a little bit later this morning. we are seeing a little bit of rain and up in some areas, i update those numbers and update the numbers coming up. >>> south korea's prime minister left 300 people missing or dead. many of the passengers were high school students. the investigation comes amid rising criticism of a government scandaling of the disaster. it's mostly symbolic because most of the power rests with south korea's president. 15 crew members have been arrested including the ship's captain. >>> this morning, a u.s. submarine scanning the bottom of the indian ocean for the malaysia jet. it's the 15th search for flight 370. may have been hurt on april 8th. malaysia is scheduled to make its report on that missing plane public next week. >>> president obama said the u.s. will continue to help in the search for the missing plane. the president made that announcement this morning after meeting with the country's prime mi
, the potential for military conflict in russia and ukraine and how inequality became a best selling topic. >>> but first major news overnight as two posts are now saints. . >>> good morning. i'm jonathan capehart in for melissa harris-perry. we begin with a historic moment at the vatican. just a few hours ago pope francis presided over the first joint candization of two former popes. they were elevated to saint hood during a special mass in st. peter's square. half a million people gathered to watch the ceremony, and hundreds of thousands more watched on jumbo screens across rome. the two popes, now saints, are both iconic figures in the modern day roman catholic church. pope john 23rd was named the good pope for his sense of humor and common touch. he's celebrated for launching the second vatican council, a historic gathering of bishops in the 1960s that moved the church to the modern age. and during his 26 year reign, the car izicmatic conservative implemented vatican two and traveled the world, energizing a new generation of catholics. he's revered for his fight against communism in ea
states and then the soviet union and now russia. all of this is interrelated. nevertheless, the united states is a big player in asia. the ukraine situation demands attention. vladimir putin is plotting his next moves. the united states has taken a tough stand, but putin isn't listening. we may have an economic war that gets deeper now, which will have pretty wide affects, and the president is trying to manage that very carefully. >> all right, david, appreciate the time. we'll talk with you in a little built to see what else you have coming up on "meet the press" this morning. >> thanks, erica. >> let's go to jenna for a look at the other stores this morning. >> good morning, everyone. we begin with the latest on that ferry disaster in south korea. the country's prime minister announced his resignation today over the government's handling over the april 16th sinking. the tragedy has left more than 300 people dead or missing. >>> president obama was in malaysia today where he addressed the recent missing jetliner, saying the u.s. will continue to aid in its search. the president made t
here. the ukrainian army was no match for russia's power. it's hard to see how there could be any resistence for russians to show up on their door step. >> how does the situation of those prisoners in slovensk, with the consideration of what is happening in kiev. >> reporter: i think those who have been held hostage, there has been no military operation held on the ground. shortly before that the government announced phase two of its anti-terror operation, but that was never implemented. the young men said boldly they're going keep as many hostages as they can as long as their town is surrounded by government forces who they say came to slaughter their town it is certainly a huge hiccup. it's not just about slovenesk, but there are other towns where they tried to take over the government buildings, they didn't succeed, but the people are angered and hardened, and you have that all over eastern ukraine at the moment. the reason there is no military operation is because of these who are held and any move by the government could put their lives in jeopardy. >> thank you very much. so
to release the o.s.c.e. delegation, at least the foreigners. >> president obama said that russia has not lifted a finger to help. economic sanctions should be enough to start a deescalation. >>> south korean prime minister chung hong-won is standing down, taking responsibility for the ferry disaster. the president has accepted the resignation. anger at the government response to the disaster led to the resignati resignation. >> reporter: 11 days, days marked by grief, anger and recrim nation. the prime minister decided to take the fall. >> translation: the right thing to do is take responsibility and resign. on behalf of the government i apologise for many problems, from the prevention of the accident to the early hand lipping of the disaster. >> on the day after it went down south korea's president chut chunk in charge of the effort. supervising the multi-agency response and put him in the firing line. at one point when parents of missing children threw a water bottle and scuffled with him. and again when he stopped the car leaving the island of jindo. relatives were furious about t
in malaysia barack obama was thinking about crimea. he said russia should stop encouraging unrest in the east of ukraine, and there was brode support for sanctions to deter moscow. >> the motion that for us to go forward with sectorial sanctions would be the most effective deterrent. mr putin, i think, is factually wrong. we'll be in a stronger position to deter mr putin when he sees that the world is unified and the united states and europe is unified. >> inside ukraine, a team of negotiators is heading to the east. hoping to secure the release of their colleagues held by gunmen in slovyansk. the group of military observers have been detained since friday, as the leader of the pro-russian group suggests he would consider a prisoner swap. moscow would do norrees sanctions. the leader of a separatist group in the eastern city of slovyansk said me have detained three ukrainian intelligence officers. the me were captured in an overnight operation. russian media is reporting the group wanted to exchange the officers for separatists who are previously detained. hoda abdel-hamid joins me from donet
between russia and ukraine. >> and peter doocy is joining us live from washington, d.c. with all the details. good morning, peter, what can you tell us? >> reporter: i can tell you overnight the president said they need to place new sanctions on russia together as part of the unified effort because president obama says if this becomes the united states versus russia conflict, the impact of the sanctions won't be felt as much. >> oftentimes they are really interested in portraying this through this old cold war prism, when in fact that's not what the issue is here. the issue is respecting basic international norms of sovereignty and territorial integrity. >> reporter: as the conflict between ukraine and russia boils over, the underwater search for malaysia flights 370 continues. and even though millions of dollars worth of american time and equipment haven't produced any tangible results yet, top officials in malaysia are very grateful. >> on this journey, we are thankful for the united states and our friendship. over the past two months, the strength of our relationship has been
sees the world is unified. >> the u.s. president sends another warning to russia to stop meddling in the east of ukraine. >>> south korea's prime minister resigns following criticism of the government's handling of the ferry disaster. >>> south africans mark 20 years of democracy, the end of apartheid - but how much much has things really changed? >>> two of the leading catholic popes of the 20th century have been declared saints in rome. this is the scene live. let's have a look there. that's the vatican, st. peter's square in rome. pope francis declared pope john paul ii and pope john xxiii saints at a special mass, which is under way. there, in the midst of everything going on is our correspondent for al jazeera. jonah. >> reporter: they are now officially saints, john paul ii and st. john xxiii, pope francis proclaiming the two late popes as saints using these words "we declare and define blessed john xxiii and john paul ii be saints, we enrol them among the saints decreeing they be veperrated as such by the search. that was the moment that the faithful came to see, watching i
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